A report from the University of Southern California has ranked Google and Yahoo on the top-ten list of companies that place adverts on alleged pirated websites.
Chinese web company Xunlei has shut down its search engine Gougou, which the US government had accused of promoting piracy.
Amazon and Del Monte have both ranked highly in a raffle-like draw used to determine which generic top-level domains (gTLDs) will launch first next year.
The US government has published its annual Notorious Markets list and removed Chinese retail website Taobao from last year’s report.
Rights owners will pay no more than $150 to file their individual marks into the Trademark Clearinghouse, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) confirmed yesterday.
Applicants can buy their tickets for ICANN’s gTLD ‘prioritisation draw’ until 19.00 GMT on December 17, two hours before the raffle begins.
The ombudsman at the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has received a complaint about two recent meetings covering rights protection under the generic top-level domain (gTLD) programme.
Brand owners must effectively educate consumers about their new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) in order to combat the “inevitable” confusion that they will create, a study has shown.
The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) is planning to sue the UK Pirate Party for failing to remove a proxy server that provides access to the Pirate Bay.
Rights owners should begin developing their enforcement strategies for protecting their marks in the new generic top-level domain space, Microsoft attorney Russell Pangborn has warned.